Recent Board Appointments

Even though hiring has for sure slowed in the last few months during the coronavirus crisis, there are still some places that are surging ahead in their business dealings.  Here we take a look at a few of the local ones in the hope of feeling optimistic about the region’s economic future.

The City of Los Angeles’ official tourist marketing organization – the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board – just appointed interim CEO and president Adam Burke to the full position.  He has been with the firm for the last four years when he joined in the capacity of COO.  Earlier this year, following the retirement of Ernest Wooden Jr. from the leadership positions, Burke took over in an interim capacity.  Of this appointment he said:

“I am incredibly grateful to our board of directors for the privilege of serving Los Angeles Tourism in this new capacity. Ernie Wooden built a world-class team during his tenure, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside our innovative team of destination experts as we navigate these truly unique circumstances. Tourism is an absolutely vital part of the Los Angeles economy, and our collective priority is to safely welcome visitors while responsibly getting Angelenos across our leisure and hospitality community back to work.”

Two new appointments to the Senior Advisory Board were also recently made at international healthcare investment firm, HealthCare Royalty Partners. On the appointments, HCR’s Managing Partner and Chairman, Clarke B. Futch said:

“We are pleased to welcome Bill [William M. Burns] and Mardi [C. Dier] to our Senior Advisor Board. Both are accomplished and seasoned leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry which will benefit HCR in sourcing and evaluating potential products of interest, particularly in Europe and on the West Coast.”

There are also vacancies available locally for those who do not have executive leanings.  One example is the region’s newest football stadium which is looking for thousands of new employees.  According to SoFi Stadium‘s Managing Director Jason Gannon the venue – which came at a price tag of $5 billion – is nearly finished and once that happens they will be seeking out around 3,000 part- and full-time employees.  Gannon explained:

“We’re just a few days away from getting our occupancy permit. For event-day personnel, we’re looking to hire about 3,000 people, and several hundred non-event day positions… In Inglewood we’ve had over $92 million worth of contracts on the project to date (that went) to local Inglewood residents.”